Can it be as good as Borat or can it not?
After BORAT took over America in 2006, another Sacha Baron Cohen creation arrives on the big screen. In BRUNO, the gay Austrian model of the title brings his antics to the States.A very similar premise to Borat but instead hes gay. O the laughter!
Let me just say that this is a hilarious movie. Judging it for the movie that it is: I really don’t care if its real or if its fake I just want to know if it is funny.This film has many moments that are genuinely funny. The moments I will not name since I do not want to give the film away but trust me your gut will burst with laughter.
This is probably one of the filthiest movies I have ever seen. And I mean filthy in a good way. This film will definably test your boundaries of nudity, sex, and just homosexuality. I think in order for this film to be better than its predecessor Borat, it was looking to be more raunchy in which they succeeded in.
The acting from Baron Cohen is still great as usual. He is surely one of those great comedic geniuses that will always stay in character even with a gun up to his head. Though the one problem with this character that I didn’t have with Borat, was that Borat you felt sympathy for him cause their was this small little kindness to him that you could relate to. However, we do not see that with Bruno he comes off as a sort of snobby jerk that I didn’t care how he felt.
The last problem from this film was that it didn’t have much cultural insight as Borat did. This film was sort of used in a way to test people’s homophobia instead of speak against it. There are many things they would’ve done with this character that would’ve pushed the boundaries to beyond shocking. They could’ve shown Bruno with an anti-gay group or a group of Nazi’s or something that would’ve seemed more shocking than just scenes of intense homophobic situations.Too much ofension not enough insight was the problem.
This film though a follow-up to Borat is not bad. I feel like this will be Baron Cohen’s last shockumentary for awhile till he can find another character that not many people will notice. Hilariously gut-busting movie that is filled with a lot of sex and gay jokes and if you can’t handle seeing a penis in its own real form then this is not the movie for you.
Watching Seymour Hoffman play Capote, is something out of the ordinary, weird, but out of the ordinary.
The film follows Capote’s life during the making of his acclaimed book, In Cold Blood. It shows the stories behind the main story and Capote’s relationship with the prisoners that are being wrote about.
The film paints a fascinating human portrait of this mysterious but ver loveable author, Truman Capote. The one great element of this story shown is how one Capote soon falls in love with one of the prisoners, Perry, and the film shows his love for him but also his need for him to die. Because if Perry doesn’t die Capote has no story.
If you would’ve told me this was directed by Scorsese or Mann, I would’ve believed you but this directorial debut from Bennett Miller is so well done. Bennett Miller shoots some the scenes with such a look that you can feel the emotion that Capote is feeling at that time during the scene. May biographical films are usually dry and familiar but Capote, on the other hand, is full of life and in praise of joy for this great writer.
This is honestly one of the greatest performances in the past 10 years of any film. Philip Seymour Hoffman gives this landmark performance, and the amazing thing about his performance is that he’s not simply doing an impersonation but he is getting to the heart and the core of Truman Capote. Mostly making us feel what he is feeling at that particular moment in time. Surely a very marvelous performance that defensibly deserved the Best Actor win. Also im very suprised they put Harper Lee’s character in, but im also pretty glad because Catherine Keener does a very good job at portraying her with such sensibility and a person who can see right through Capote and who’s also very critical of him cause she knows what he is capable of doing.
Though this film is great it’s not perfect. Bennett Miller may show a small flair with certain actors, but there’s a flatness to the manner in which he frames some of the scenes. I also felt the film dragged in spots. At times I didn’t feel to absorbed by Capote’s real world that he lived in, which could’ve been a game breaker for me.
This film boasted by a speechless performance from Seymour Hoffman, and a well-written portrait of a unspoken author. Capote succeeds in many ways that many should see, even if it does drag at times.